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Treharne, R. F., papers

Reference code(s): GB 0210 TREHARNE

Held at: National Library of Wales

Title: R. F. Treharne Papers

Short Title: Treharne, R. F., papers

Creation date(s): 1924-1974

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 0.058 cubic metres (2 boxes)

Name of creator(s): Reginald Francis Treharne


Administrative/Biographical history: Reginald Francis Treharne (1901-1967), historian, was born in Merthyr Tydfil, Glamorgan, and educated in Manchester, where he met Ellen Roberts, whom he married in 1928. Treharne lectured at Manchester University from 1925 to 1930, when he was appointed Professor of History at the University College of Wales, Aberystwyth, a position which he held until his death in 1967. He edited the journal History from 1947 to 1956, served as vice-chancellor of UCW Aberystwyth from 1952 to 1954 and again in 1957, and was prominent in the Historical Association, of which he was President from 1958 to 1961. His main field of interest was thirteenth-century England, and in particular the reign of Henry III.


Scope and content/abstract: Research papers of R. F. Treharne and some later items, 1924-1974, mainly comprising notes, manuscript and typescript drafts, and proofs, of articles, books and lectures, together with related correspondence, all relating to mediaeval history, particularly the baronial reforms; together with a manuscript dissertation on Walter de Cantilupe, Bishop of Worcester, 1924, by Ellen Roberts, later Mrs Treharne.


Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement: Arranged by works published by R. F. Treharne.

Conditions governing access: Readers consulting modern papers in the National Library of Wales are required to sign the 'Modern papers - data protection' form.

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright regulations apply.

Finding aids: A hard copy of the catalogue is available in Minor Lists and Summaries 1985, pp. 57-58, at the National Library of Wales. The catalogue is also available on-line.

Detailed catalogue


Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records donated to the National Library of Wales have been retained.

Accruals: Accruals are not expected.

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition: Donated by R. F. Treharne's daughter, Mrs Elizabeth Strong, Winchcombe, Gloucestershire, in January 1985 and January 1986.


Related material: Printed books and journals donated by R.F Treharne are in NLW, printed collections.


Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds. Some of the material was published after R.F. Treharne's death.

Archivist's note: Compiled by David Moore for the ANW project. The following sources were consulted in the compilation of this description: NLW, Schedule of Minor Lists and Summaries 1985; Dictionary of Welsh Biography, 1941-1970 (London, 2001).

Rules or conventions: This description follows ANW guidelines based on ISAD(G) second edition, AACR2 and LCSH.

Date(s) of descriptions: April 2003

Great Britain | History | 13th century
Great Britain | History | Barons' War, 1263-1267
Historians | Wales | Archives
Medievalists | Wales | Aberystwyth | Archives
Treharne, R. F. | (Reginald Francis), | 1901-1967 | Archives

Personal names
De Cantilupe , Walter , ca. 1195–1266
Treharne , R. F. (Reginald Francis) , 1901-1967

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